Requires Photography

Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Afrique (Vol. 1)

Illustrated by Jn. Lebrecht Reinold, Engraved by Claude Fessard (French, active 1765–1805), Printed by Langlois (active 1805–1840), Author François Levaillant (French, 1753–1824), Publisher J. J. Fuchs (French, late 18th–early 19th century), Printer H. L. Perronneau (French, late 18th–early 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Nissen 555; Anker 297


Overall: 55.5 x 37.5 x 6 cm (21 7/8 x 14 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 48 [i.e., 96] color etching and engravings

Not On View


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: H. L. Perronneau, for J. J. Fuchs, 1799) Folio; [2 ff.] 128 [i.e., 129] pp., plus 48 [i.e., 96] plates [of 49]; contemporary gilt-stamped half red morocco, blue pastepaper boards.

Illustrations of birds

Paris: H. L. Perronneau, for J. J. Fuchs, 1799


Mrs. Sigmund J. Katz, by whom given to MFA, Jan. 13, 1982.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection